Are You Spiritually Healthy?

The pandemic stress is real. You see its effects and how it has taken its toll on people’s physical, mental, and emotional health.

If you are one of those who are reeling from these effects, you might also need extra effort to stay spiritually healthy.

As a human being, you were created as a living soul (Genesis 2:7 KJB), to dwell in a physical body, and live eternally as a spirit. It is also clear in 3 John 1:2 NLT that God cares for your body, soul, and spirit, “Dear friend, I hope all is well with you and that you are as healthy in body as you are strong in spirit.”

So, how does one nourish the spirit? Here are 3 ways to help you become spiritually healthy during and beyond this challenging time.

1. Start with your spiritual food

You need spiritual food for spiritual strength, just like how you need food for physical strength.

The Bible describes itself as the spiritual food – a historically accurate, foolproof source of truth. It is important to read and reflect on it day and night to be nourished on the truths of the faith (1 Timothy 4:6).

As all Scripture is God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16 NIV), the truths in His Word can heal any spiritual sickness, give wisdom, increase faith, and sustain spiritual strength. Your spiritual strength will help you brave the spiritual battles in this world and accomplish your purpose in life.

2. Give your faith a regular exercise

Faith is not a one-time thing – it is a lifestyle. For your spiritual health to grow and mature, it needs regular exercise.

1 Corinthians 9:25-27 ESV gives a good analogy of why constant “spiritual exercise” is needed: “Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.”

To be spiritually healthy, one must consistently run after and press on towards God. Praying, reading the Bible, keeping God’s commandments, and other spiritual disciplines are needed to be exercised so you may bear good fruit.

3. Trust God’s grace

God recognizes that you are imperfect and that from time to time, frailties and life’s challenges could get the best of you.

When that happens, know that there is no shame and condemnation in God. His love for you does not depend on what you do and what you feel. Even when you fail, trust that His love nourishes, His grace is sufficient for you, and His power is made perfect in your weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV).

He loves you so much that He won’t allow you to face all the hurdles alone. After saving you at the cross, God has given you a Helper that dwells inside of you to constantly guide and remind you that He has already won your battles.

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” (John 14:26 ESV)

Are you feeling spiritually dry, empty, or unhealthy?

Tap into your ultimate source of strength – Jesus. He will never disappoint you.

Allow us to stand with you in prayers You may call the call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8737-0700 or reach us through our Facebook page and we would love to pray for you.

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